Play-to-earn video games like Axie Infinity promised a lot, but didn’t deliver

For a brief, rambunctious moment during the pandemic, people in some parts of the world, especially the Philippines, turned to video games for work rather than pleasure. The “work” was flexible, could be done remotely on a smartphone, and appeared at a time when COVID-19 was destroying people’s lives and incomes. These weren’t professional esports … Read more

Sheed continues Commonwealth Games

Come and try: Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed calls on Commonwealth Games Delivery Minister Jacinta Allan to visit Shepparton. Photo: Megan Fisher. Photo by Megan Fisher Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed hopes bringing Commonwealth Games Delivery Minister Jacinta Allan to Shepparton will convince the Victorian government to make the city a hub. Shepparton was rejected … Read more

Why a gaming and esports company is launching its own metaverse platform

After acquiring esports holding company ReKTGlobal in July 2022, tech company Infinite Reality is using its new inventory of gaming and esports properties as a launch pad for its own metaverse platform. While Infinite Reality is a self-described metaverse company, most of its properties are firmly in the gaming and esports space. By developing a … Read more

Mac Jones can miss games with ankle injury

If Monday’s MRIs confirm the prognosis, Jones can be expected to at least miss next weekend’s game with the Packers in Green Bay. The Lions, at Browns and Bears, will follow if Mac ends up on the Injured Reserve, completing his minimum four-game absence. It would be a disappointing development in Mac’s young career if … Read more